Getting ready for uni: tips for parents

The transition from high school to uni can be challenging for students and their parents alike. Here are some of the biggest concerns for parents we’ll be tackling in our online Parent Info Session on 31 March.

Job-ready graduates
“A lot has changed since I attended uni,” says Notre Dame parent Catherine Antulov. That’s why it was so important for her to make sure her son found a degree he loved and that would teach the skills to thrive in the uncertain workforce. No matter what your son or daughter studies at Notre Dame, they’ll be equipped with the fundamentals of critical thinking – the transferable skills needed to stand out to future employers in their chosen profession. It's why we are the No.1 uni in WA* for Graduate Employment (see

Supporting your child
For Catherine, supporting her eldest son throughout the University application process seemed “very daunting”. Your son or daughter’s final years of high school can be stressful so being able to provide them with support and assistance can make a real difference.

“Year 10, 11 and 12 can be challenging years for our kids and the Parent Info Evening provided me with the information I needed to help both my son and I prepare for the transition from school to University,” Catherine says.

Knowing the application process and degrees on offer
Every educational institution has different entry requirements and deadlines. During our Parent Info Session, you’ll learn about Notre Dame’s unique admissions process – which doesn’t just look at academic results – we're more interested in the person behind the score and that's why our process includes an interview.

“It was great to hear about the application process and how Notre Dame look at the whole person,” Catherine says. Plus, hear from our expert advisers who’ll be joining the livestream to give their tips about what to include in the personal statement and introduce our range of leading degrees on offer.

Whether your son or daughter is completing the ATAR or general pathway, there are a number of pathways they can take to get into their dream degree. “Learning about subject selections, ATAR scores required for different programs, the bridging program and the Early Offer Program was very valuable,” Catherine says. “I felt I received good, solid information to make informed decisions on.” From here, Catherine’s son went on to secure his place at Notre Dame before he even sat his final exams through the Early Offer program.

Our advisors will step you through university terminology, pre-requisites, what to expect when starting university and the high levels of support on offer.

Have all your uni questions answered – stream the Parent Info Session live on 31 March from 6:00pm (AWST).